22nd September, 2013
We drove down to Sukagawa to have lunch with
Chikako`s parents and aunt and uncle from Gunma.
Lunch was really nice - very Japanese style.
Chikako and I took some raw fish as our contribution.
Justy the dog was very pleased to welcome guests into the house.
It was also nice to see him again, too.
Our food contribution to the luncheon was this.......... so fresh, so delicious.
Was a bit of a hit with the others, too.
Equinox Day - Japanese people go to the cemeteries to honour
the memories of the departed ancestors.
This is a bhutsidan ( spelling ? ) .
Chikako`s father`s garden always looks well-tended.
I parked the car on the street outside their house.
I had to park it very close to the garden as the road is not so wide.
Luncheon is served !
Black garlic - my first time ever to hear about it or try it.
What a wonderful new taste.
Chikako`s father wanted a shot of him and Justy.
Justy seemed to not want to sit still...... as per usual.
Posing for the camera is not his strong point, methinks.
All-in-all we enjoyed the day together a lot.
Then drove back to This City.